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CITY OF SAN DIEGO HONORS PARADISE POINT AS RECYCLER OF THE YEAR

Green Hotel in San Diego Employs Outstanding Recycling and Waste Reduction Programs

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – May 1, 2014 – Paradise Point, by Destination Hotels & Resorts, a AAA Four Diamond hotel on San Diego’s Mission Bay, has been named Recycler of the Year by the City of San Diego. Adding to its growing list of accolades, the award recognizes this San Diego green hotel’s innovative and successful efforts to recycle, reduce waste and implement recycled product purchasing programs.

Nestled on a 44-acre private island amidst lush lagoons, gardens and greenery, Paradise Point is an eco-friendly hotel committed to conservation through sustainable practices. A few of the highly regarded recycling practices by this green hotel in San Diego include the use of refillable dispensers for guest amenities to eliminate individual packaging waste, paperless purchase order procedures, an electric car-sharing program, and a vigorous waste management system. This system, introduced in 2013, has helped drive a dramatic increase in the 462-room property’s waste diversion rate from 10 % to 68% in less than a year through recycling and the composting of food scraps and landscape debris.

All of Paradise Point’s efforts are part of a larger island-wide eco initiative called Destination Earth. This signature sustainability program has garnered multiple honors and earned the San Diego green hotel an official partnership and recognition from the Surfrider Foundation, an organization dedicated to protecting the world’s oceans, beaches and waterways.

Recognition of Paradise Point as Recycler of the Year was announced by the City of San Diego at the 22nd Annual Waste Reduction & Recycling Awards on April 29 aboard the USS Makin Island. Paradise Point is honored by the award and excited to continue to uphold its commitment to conservation, while providing guests with superior service and environmentally conscious hotel accommodations and green meeting facilities

For more information on Paradise Point’s green hotel initiatives and details on the Destination Earth program, visit www.paradisepoint.com/san-diego-green-hotel.php.

About Paradise Point

Paradise Point, by Destination Hotels & Resorts, is a AAA Four-Diamond 462-room bungalow-style resort set on Mission Bay in the heart of San Diego. Established in 1962 by famous Hollywood Director Jack Skirball, this 44-acre island getaway features over one-mile of sandy beach encircling the resort, five swimming pools, a freshwater lake and tranquil lagoon. Among the green hotel’s various amenities are a luxurious island-themed spa, two dining venues, an 18-hole putting golf course, private marina, and 14 bonfire rings in the sand. Secluded yet centrally located, the resort is just minutes from top attractions including SeaWorld, Old Town, the Gaslamp District, Balboa Park and the San Diego Zoo. For more information, visit http://www.paradisepoint.com/.

About Destination Hotels & Resorts

Destination Hotels & Resorts is an authentic collection of luxury and upscale independent hotels and resorts across North America. Offering enriching, locally-inspired experiences from alpine adventures and stunning beachfronts to urban landmarks, each property reflects the natural surroundings and culture of its distinctive locale. With more than 40 properties in premier travel destinations, including Aspen, Chicago, Denver, Lake Tahoe, Los Angeles, Maui, Miami, New Orleans, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, Santa Fe, Seattle, Vail and Washington D.C., the award-winning portfolio features renowned golf courses, indigenous spas, and exceptional culinary venues. For more information on Destination Hotels & Resorts, visit http://www.destinationhotels.com/. Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels.

Media Contact:

Hilary Townsend

Townsend PR

(760) 333 - 3385

htownsend@townsendpr.com

For high resolution, downloadable images of Paradise Point to complement this story please visit www.leonardo.com/destination.

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